Brokerage practices among health care managers: portrait of an emerging function and its impact on innovation and performance by health care organizations
In the health care sector, knowledge brokerage is rarely formalized, so managers generally act as intermediaries. Actually, given their pivotal position, health care managers are asked to promote the acquisition of new knowledge and to promote its use. While the usefulness of knowledge brokerage no longer needs to be demonstrated, we nevertheless know little about its practice in the field and its real impact on the performance and innovation of health care organizations.
The general objective of this research project is therefore to present a portrait of knowledge brokerage practices among health care managers and analyze their impacts on innovation and performance of health care organizations.